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  • Passings: Patrick Seale

    Patrick Seale Patrick Seale, 83, a veteran British journalist whose books established him as the leading expert on modern Syria, died Friday in London, according to family and friends. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Seale is best...
  • Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer

    Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer
    Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98. Morris died Monday at his home in...
  • Passings: Kate O'Mara

    Passings: Kate O'Mara
    Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her...
  • CANNES: Andrea Arnold to Shoot First U.S.-set Movie 'American Honey'

    LONDON -- British filmmaker Andrea Arnold is to shoot her first U.S.-based film, "American Honey," this summer. Protagonist Pictures will introduce the pic to buyers at Cannes. The road movie centers on a runaway teenager selling magazine...
  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
  • Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities

    Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities
    Queen Elizabeth II had a new black-and-white portrait unveiled -- she's smiling! -- in honor of her 88th birthday on Monday. Not to outdo her royal highness, but anyone will be able to have their portrait on the front page of the London Times at the...
  • Campaign seeks to remove 'for boys' and 'for girls' from books

    Campaign seeks to remove 'for boys' and 'for girls' from books
    A campaign in the United Kingdom that seeks to pressure publishers to stop titling and labeling children’s books as being “for boys” or “for girls” is quickly gaining momentum, with leading writers and at least one...
  • Egyptian-born cleric convicted in New York terrorism trial

    Egyptian-born cleric convicted in New York terrorism trial
    In the second major terrorism-related conviction for federal prosecutors in two months, a jury convicted an Egyptian-born cleric Monday on 11 counts that included taking part in the abduction of Western hostages in Yemen and working to set up a...
  • 2014 Golf Schedules And Charity Tournaments

      CENTRAL CONNECTICUT GOLF ASSOCIATION   May 12                         Blackledge Country Club   May 19                         Simsbury Farms Country Club   June 2                           Hawk’s Landing Golf Course   June 30   ...
  • The election of a new European parliament

    The coming weekend will see the election of a new European parliament. These elections traditionally are unsatisfactory because of the lack of a true and informed European electorate. This year they may provide an unprecedented shock. In France -- the...
  • Britain hails conviction of radical Muslim preacher in Manhattan

    The British government Tuesday praised the terrorism conviction in New York of a radical Muslim cleric it spent a decade trying to expel to the U.S. for prosecution and vowed to prevent such drawn-out extraditions from happening again. Abu Hamza Masri...
  • Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks

    Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks
    The opera world now has its own version of the Melissa McCarthy-Rex Reed brouhaha. Much like the film critic who took heat for calling the actress "tractor-sized," opera critics in England are under fire for singling out mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught...